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The Hotel at the End of the World

3.06  ·  Rating details ·  69 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In the hotel at the end of the world it’s business as usual, as Pema dishes up rice and pork curry to travellers who stop by for a drink and refuge from the rains. Everyone there has a story to tell, and at times they end up revealing more than they want to.

On their journey to China, Kona and Kuja, bound together by fate, stumble upon the trail of the Floating Island, prom
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 10th 2009 by Penguin Books India
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Vinayak Hegde
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The story starts slow at the transit hotel in a remote place in the north-east. The narrative follows all the travellers and the resident's stories which reference a mystical world on a floating island. The stories are mostly refering to the Loktak lake in Manipur which is known for floating islands on which people live called phumdis.

Overall the artwork is decent with some panels working really well. The artwork also shows influences from the Himalayas and other traditional artworks from the bu
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a short and engaging read! The illustrations are quite raw but very expressive. I loved that.
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Ahimaaz R
Aug 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
It gives you more to chew on than to just melt in your mouth. For a self-taught artist, Parismita Singh can draw more good artwork than bad.
Anil Bhat
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Engaging illustrations in purely black and white. Good quick read.
Ushnav Shroff
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't know what to make of 'The Hotel At The End Of The World' at first, but as time, seasons and stories went by, Parismita Singh's convoluted story began to make sense. She draws from various oral storytelling and folklore traditions that many more should be privy to, but sadly, even the ones who read this graphic novel will forget the incidents and the narrative in a day or two. For such is the humdrum of lives that we carry these days around ourselves, that the peaceful and the serene can ...more
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Simple stories set in a hotel in the middle of nowhere. Each story tied to the magic of the mountains with war peppered in. Simple. Nice.
Bad drawing. Really bad drawing.
3 for the stories. 1.5 for the graphics.
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book will take you along on a journey to some richly imagined, familiar yet strange lands. The narrative locus is a hotel at the end of the world, where there is all that a lonely traveller might seek -- shelter from the storm (please open links in a new tab), the promise of warm food, and an evening's company of fellow wayfarers. The characters are quirky yet all too real in feeling these fundamentally human needs, though the stories they tell us seamlessly merge memories, dreams, desires ...more
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: india, north-east
The first graphic novel I ever read and I loved it!

With 137 pages of artwork this should not take one more than half an hour to read. Set in Manipur, north-east India this graphic novel has a couple of stories threaded together. There are the two invalids Kona and Kuja in the pursuit of a floating island. Pema, the owner of the hotel where the stories are narrated, has her own tale of loneliness while her husband narrates a supernatural tale of the plight of Japanese soldiers in Manipur and Nag
Moushumi Ghosh
Jan 03, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a fable for set in today's North East. I have heard a lot of about it but today I got to read it. The presence of soldiers is disturbing but they have also been absorbed into the mythology of the place. Reminds me of Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales but adapted to the North East. If you have an hour to spare while waiting, this is the book to read.
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A quick read but left me pondering for hours.
Jishnu Bhattacharya
very good artwork, and an interesting storyline too
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